Poem of the Week: “Old Records” by Al Maginnes

By: Edward Byrne Last Updated: May 29, 2012

vprThe VPR Poem of the Week is Al Maginnes’s "Old Records," which appears in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue (Volume XIII, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Al Maginnes's latest collections are Ghost Alphabet (White Pine Press, 2008), winner of the White Pine Poetry Prize, and two chapbooks published in 2010, Between States (Maine Street Rag Press) and Greatest Hits 1987-2010 (Pudding House Publications). He has published widely in journals, most recently in Terminus, Harpur Palate, Grist, Brilliant Corners, Baltimore Review, Verdad, Hampden Sydney Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Maginnes lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and he teaches at Wake Technical Community College.

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